Tool and die makers in Somerset make jigs, fixtures, dies, molds, machine tools, cutting tools, gauges, and other tools used in manufacturing processes. They are a class of machinists who work primarily in toolroom environments, with flexible, semipermeable boundaries from production work. They are skilled craftspeople who typically learn their trade through a combination of academic coursework and hands-on instruction. Art and science are thoroughly intermixed in their work.
By: Lee Ann Rush Those ubiquitous, multi-flavored individual coffee servings sold in plastic pods known as Keurig K-Cups might have been a clever and novel idea at first, but they are quickly becoming an environmental disaster. In 2014, billions of plastic K-Cups were sold; enough to circle the earth more than 10 times! As bad as that sounds, it gets..